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Collecting Real-Time Data to Support Student Well-Being


Topics: Digital Citizenship

Many educators would agree that it’s difficult to get a read on student well-being – particularly in middle schools, where students are less inclined to share their thoughts and feelings.

One New York…


Teenage boy at an esports club plays a game on a large screen.

How To Start an Esports Club


Topics: esports, Gaming

Esports is a mammoth and growing ecosystem that includes game publishers, streaming platforms, products, leagues, tournaments and more, all of which add up to a $20-billion-a-year industry. It’s an engine that’…


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Looking for a Google Expeditions Replacement? Check Out These 2 AR/VR Tools


Topics: Virtual & augmented reality

If you haven’t dipped your toe into the world of augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR), you and your students are missing out!…


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How 3 Gaming Industry Trends Can Boost Education


Topics: Gaming

To flatten the curve when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we were all encouraged to stay home as countries across the world shut down schools, businesses, churches and events. That’s why the World Health…


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How Educators Can Use Discord to Connect With Students



You could say that the pandemic was huge year for Discord.

The chat platform used by gamers has expanded way beyond its base. Last year it hit…


A young boy uses an AR app to see a 3D image of a mountain

Create AR Using These 5 Apps


Topics: Virtual & augmented reality

One of my first experiences with augmented reality came from the Aurasma app, later known as HP Reveal. The mobile app layered 3D objects and videos on top of a high contrast image. My mind was blown after I…


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Familiar Tools Offer New Tricks for K-12 Educators


Topics: Tools, devices & apps

When the question is about making online learning engaging, Leslie Fisher has a lot of ideas. As a student, school was just something to get through. When she went to college, she discovered the joys of…


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NASA Keeps the STEM Lessons Going From Home


Topics: coronavirus, COVID-19, NASA, Online learning, STEM

From launching simple paper rockets to learning how to read satellite images, NASA has assembled a rich collection of STEM activities for students from kindergarten through high school to do on their own at…


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How to choose digital apps, games and services


Topics: Procurement, Tools, devices & apps

Teachers understand how critical it is to use quality curricula in the classroom, and they know it’s important to help students select books that match their needs and interests.

But students today are…


Students can check Earth's gravity on their cellphones.

Students can do citizen science on their smartphones


Topics: citizen science from NASA, STEM

For astronomer Sten Odenwald, the smartphones we all use in our daily lives have some extraordinary scientific potential. For instance, the sensor a phone uses to help orient its screen can also measure gravity…